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Exit Glacier

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Address: Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
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+1 907-422-0500
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hike up the well-maintained path to the top of the glacier.

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Catch a Ranger-led tour!

I don't think this would've been the same without the Ranger guiding us along. As for hiking: it's a gentle hike and relatively flat. Still, I would recommend sturdy shoes for any... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

I don't think this would've been the same without the Ranger guiding us along. As for hiking: it's a gentle hike and relatively flat. Still, I would recommend sturdy shoes for any slippery rocks. As you drive in you'll see signs with dates on them indicating where the glacier used to be. Walking with the Ranger I was able to... More 

Thank ec0adventurer
Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A photog buddy and I were staying in Seward so we decided to make the short drive north to Exit Glacier. Rained most of the way , but we still had an enjoyable hike to edge of glacier.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Beautiful experience to be allowed to be so near the front of a glacier. It is really worth the walk.

Thank Mary M
Oak Ridge, Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Exit Glacier is so massive you can view it miles from the parking lot at Park Headquarters. Although there are several trails available to hike closer to the glacier, you can still experience it's beauty and vastness without having to do any hiking at all. Photo ops abound and if you are in Seward, this is a must-see destination.

Thank Bryan L
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Take the trail all the way up to the ice field to get a real feel for what makes a glacier. Don't stop till at the top! It is a hard climb but worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A nice hike in to see a glacier up close. It was amazing to get so close! A touristy kind of place and hike but well worth the time.

Thank CaribbeanBeachFan
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We tried to visit the Exit Glacier in mid-October but snow fell the day prior to our drive and the access road was completely closed off. Couldn't get in or get a view so definitely a waste of a drive.

Thank Cat_botman
Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The touristy hike will not get you very close anymore. And, the melt is so significant you can not get near the base of the glacier on the riverbed. Just too much water (was there in September). BUT - still worth the hike. I went farther than the base point, up to about Marmot Point - and STILL was not... More 

Thank Sherri T
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Quite a bit of difference when I first saw Exit Glacier on a Ranger guided walk back in July 1995-- we could actually walk right up next to it. Right now, it is still there but we are not able to get up right next to it as it has receded quite a bit-- several hundred feet back. We need... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited the Exit Glacier mid September 2016, It is great that you can drive to the glacier, park the car and take a short hike to get up close to it, however it is melting fast so I don't know how long that walk will be easy, as you do not get close to the wall any longer on... More 

Thank Willem M

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